The Paper Kingdom
Helena Ku Rhee grew up in Los Angeles, but has also lived in various parts of the U.S., Asia and Europe. She has a soft spot for small, stout animals and loves to travel far and wide across this beautiful planet, counting among her favorite journeys a camping trip in the Sahara Desert, a swim with elephants in Thailand and a horseback-riding tour of Easter Island. Helena works at a movie studio by day, and dreams up story ideas in her spare time. She currently lives in Los Angeles.
Pascal Campion is a prolific French-American illustrator and visual development artist whose clients include: DreamWorks Animation, Paramount Pictures, Disney Feature, Disney Toons, Cartoon Network, Hulu, and PBS. Working in the animation industry for over 15 years, he has steadily posted over 3,000 images of personal work to his “Sketches of the Day” project since 2005. He lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
“Enchanting and powerful.” —Booklist, starred review
“A beautiful, must-read tribute to hardworking families and the magic they create.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“A layered, loving picture book tribute to family and the sacrifices that parents make for their children’s future.” —Shelf Awareness, starred review
“A meaningful portrayal of one working-class experience and an image of a loving, hardworking family.” —Publishers Weekly
“An affectionate tribute to the bonds of family and the unexpected memories we form when we perform seemingly mundane tasks together.” —BookPage
“An uplifting story of a family working hard to make things better for the next generation.” —School Library Journal
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